HP 7945 disk format

Al Kossow aek at bitsavers.org
Fri Oct 21 16:12:38 CDT 2016

I suspect it's the head servo.
I've been trying to get a solid read out of the v170 I've been experimenting with all morning.
It chugs along, recals, then a seek failure.

I'd also like to understand the failure mode of Maxtor positioners. I had a 2190 croak (literally)
as I was trying to read it.

click, click, click,  CROWKKKKKKKKK, clunk.

On 10/21/16 1:22 PM, Rik Bos wrote:

> But do you know the cause of failure of these drive's, except of cause the obvious shorting tantalium caps?
> I used hpdrive to backup the working one.
> -Rik

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